Blocking & Boxing

This week, I put my Cleo Tones scarf on the blocking boards!


This has been a a nice, relaxing project…although it has taken me a long time to complete.

Knitting here and there, mostly while watching TV.



The lovely color changes of the Plymouth Yarn Cleo Tones was soothing.

This scarf is loosely based on a free Ravelry pattern named Oh, Helen!

I made a mistake at one point and decided to do some garter rows to cover it up.

I like how the random garter stripes give it some visual appeal.

We had a heat wave this week and I needed a small project I could work on (no way I was working on my Charlotte afghan in 90 degree weather!)

I cast on another free Ravelry pattern named Chunky Textured Slouchy Hat.

Using left over RedHeart SuperSaver in gold.

This is the first hat into the box for Hooking for the Homeless (I like to send a big box of hats and scarves in the fall).


A simple hat, worked flat and seamed together.

Since the body of the hat was all garter stitch, this was quick and a great TV watching project.

I have cast on another hat and will post on that when it is done (loving the inexpensive yarn I chose).

I also started a Jelly Roll Race Quilt.


A great project for me to work on my seam allowances and sewing a straight line (harder than it sounds!).

Have a good week!



14 thoughts on “Blocking & Boxing

  1. Marsha Noce says:

    Loving the scarf and the rows of garter really add to it, I think. Great hat for charity. Someone will be extra warm thanks to you. Your quilt ztrips look bright and lovely. I so enjoy seeing your sewn items.


    • MrsMcD918 says:

      I love my yarn bowl too (Furls). Unfortunately, one of my children dropped it and it broke. I am going to try to glue it back together. I finished the quilt today and will post on Monday. I learned a lot!


  2. Becki says:

    Your Cleo Tones scarf is gorgeous! I love the color, but I also love the lacy look. And Hey! I have that zippered bag (with the kitty with glasses). I found mine at Michael’s on clearance this spring. I thought it would make a cute project bag. I just never seem to have a project small enough to put in mine. ;^)


  3. Sandra Licher says:

    A summer weight scarf is such a great idea and I love yours and the yarn you chose. The hat is darling and I think hats are a great gift and I know the people who receive yours will definitely appreciate it. What a great organization to donate to. A quilt! I can’t wait to see that. You are really motivating me!


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